All You Can Eat Stone Crab Dinner
Sunday, November 13, 2016 ● St. Thomas University
Fernandez Family Center for Leadership & Wellness
5:00 p.m. – Cocktails (cash bar), Hors D’oeuvres & Silent Auction
6:00 p.m. – Dinner begins
Please join us for the 8th Annual Stone Crab Dinner to benefit St. Thomas University Athletics as we induct Detroit Tigers Executive Vice President & General Manager Al Avila into the Bobcat Sports Hall of Fame. After serving as an Assistant Coach under Bobcat Sports Hall of Famer Paul Mainieri, Avila succeeded Mainieri as the Director of Athletics and Head Baseball Coach for St. Thomas University from 1988-92, where he led the STU baseball program to a number three national ranking in 1992 and two Florida Sun Conference championships. Avila is an alumnus (’86) of the St. Thomas University Sports Administration Master’s program and went on to work for the Florida Marlins where he spent the first nine seasons of his professional baseball career. He was named Assistant GM for the Tigers in 2002 before being elevated to his current position in 2015 becoming the first Cuban-born GM in Major League Baseball history. All proceeds will benefit St. Thomas University Athletics!